Seeing that Danish people spend the majority of their year in the dark, they are better able to understand and appreciate the wonder that is natural light, which is incredibly respected in their designs. You can’t have a Hyggelig evening—or one that gives off a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being—in rooms that are dimly lit, so Danes recommend incorporating a combination of chandeliers, floor lights, and table lamps so as to evenly distribute the light across your space.

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